Last updated: 24th May 2018
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We collect data about you in a number of different ways. In this section, we explain the different ways we collect personal data about you and the ways in which that information will be used. For more detail on how we use your data, please see the section titled " What does Miniclip do with this data?"
We will usually collect and store the following data about you when you access and use our Services:
Data you give us directly:
Data we may collect when you use our Services (whether or not you register with us):
We will sometimes use third party advertising companies to help us collect this data. Further information is provided below in the section titled "Third party advertising companies".
Use of data which is necessary to perform a contract
We collect, store and use certain data as it is necessary in order for us to provide you with access to our Services under the relevant terms and conditions of those Services. This includes:
This applies to the following data:
Use of data which is necessary for our legitimate interests
Sometimes, our use of your data is for purposes which are ancillary to the provision of the Services, or which are desirable in order to make them operate more effectively. In those circumstances, we believe we have a legitimate interest in handling your data, and do not believe that this storage and use of your data will be of particular concern to you.
We use your data for our legitimate interests in the following ways:
Data we use with your consent
We collect, store and use your email address, if you have provided your consent, in order to send to you promotional offers and provide marketing for Services that we believe may be of interest to you (see below for details of our marketing communications). We also use your data to offer you other Services which we think may be of interest to you by email where you have given your consent.
Some of the third party advertising companies that we work with also collect, use and store data about you with your consent when you access and use our Services in order to provide you with targeted advertising. For more details on our relationship with third party advertising companies and how you can manage your consents please see the section below titled 'Third party advertising companies'.
You can withdraw your consent at any point using the privacy settings available on our apps, and in your profile settings available on our websites, which means you will no longer receive these marketing messages.
We will also collect anonymised details about visitors to and use of our Services for the purposes of creating aggregate statistics or reporting purposes. However, no single individual will be identifiable from the anonymised details we collect for these purposes.
If you have provided your consent, we may send you marketing communications in relation to our other Services that we think may be of interest to you via email. These messages will only ever be in relation to the named other similar Services of Miniclip that you have provided your consent to receive. We do not provide your data to third parties so that they can send you direct marketing communications via email or push notification without first obtaining your consent. Please also see the section below regarding third party advertising for more information about advertising activities on our Services involving third parties.
You can opt-out of receiving any direct marketing communications that we (or any third party to whom we have disclosed your personal information with your consent) may send you by using the unsubscribe mechanism in those marketing emails, or, in relation to push notifications, by choosing not to accept them or by turning them off by visiting the settings on your device and selecting the appropriate setting.
We have implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security procedures to safeguard the data we process from loss, misuse, and alteration and to help prevent unauthorised access, maintain data security and to ensure that we correctly use the data we hold in accordance with the purposes for which we collected that data.
We use industry-standard practices such as encryption, physically secured rooms, firewalls and password protection systems to safeguard the confidentiality of any personal information that we might collect from you. For example, your email address and password will be encrypted which will make it very difficult for someone to discover and use them without our authorisation. We also strive to limit access to your data to employees performing a legitimate business function which requires them to access and use your data in order to supply you with our Services. We review our security procedures periodically to consider appropriate new technology and updated methods to ensure we continue to protect your data.
Whilst we will do our best to protect your data, the transmission of information by you to us over the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of data during its transfer over the Internet to us. Any such transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your data, we will use the procedures and security features outlined in this section to try to prevent any unauthorised access.
We will keep data only for as long as it is relevant and useful for the purpose for which it was originally collected and otherwise where required by law. This means that we will only retain your data for the minimum reasonable time period to allow us to provide our Services to you. If you decide to delete an account you have with us, certain data does stay on our Miniclip system for administrative purposes and to defend or bring any legal action. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding retention periods.
Miniclip will share your data with various third parties (including our affiliate companies in other countries) as follows:
We require any third parties processing your data on our behalf to process it in accordance with your rights, our instructions and applicable law.
We want to make sure that our advertising and marketing is relevant and interesting to you and our other customers.
To achieve this, we use third-party advertising and technology companies to serve ads and/or provide aggregated data to assist in serving ads when you visit or use our Services. This includes third party technology companies which collect data about you in order to build a profile of your preferences based on your activities when you visit or use our Services. We also use these companies to automatically collect data from you when you use our Services in order to help us identify the ads that are served to you and what you do after seeing those ads. In addition, we share data with providers of web analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, which we use to analyse your use of the Services. A list of the third party advertising and technology companies that we use, and links to their privacy information, is available here: List of advertising partners used in Miniclip's games.
These third party advertising companies collect, store and use data by integrating cookies, tracking code and other software in our Services. The relevant data collected by these third parties includes a unique device ID, geo-location details and your assigned Miniclip user ID. Data which you provide to Miniclip when using our Services may also be captured by these third parties. The data collected by these third parties will vary, but may include your location, advertising ID, IP address, information on your interaction with advertising, browsing history and other technical information.
These third party advertising companies will collect and use your data to provide you with more targeted advertising that is relevant to you and your preferences with your consent. You can control and withdraw your consent at any time by visiting the game settings page or your profile page available on our Services. If you do not provide or withdraw your consent to receive targeted advertising that is relevant to you and your preferences, or if we know you are under the age of 16, then we will still serve you advertising when you visit or use our Services but this will no longer be tailored to you or your preferences.
In some cases these third parties will also use the data that they collect for their own purposes, for example they may aggregate your data with other data they hold and use this to inform advertising related services provided to other clients.
We might also share your data with social media or other similar platforms, so that you and other people can see relevant content on that platform. For example, we may use the Facebook Custom Audiences service and share your Facebook ID or advertising ID in a protected format with Facebook so that we can: include you in a custom audience that we will serve relevant advertising content to on Facebook; or create an audience of other Facebook users based on the information in your Facebook profile. You can opt-out from Facebook Custom Audiences in your Facebook privacy settings.
The data that we collect from you will be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of the UK or the European Economic Area ("EEA"), including the US (where some of our third-party cloud-based servers are based). It may also be processed by other Miniclip group companies or by one of our third-party partners operating outside of the UK or EEA. This transfer is required to host the Services, provide you with technical and customer support services, perform backups of your data, and to process your payment details if you make any in game purchases.
We will always ensure that any other such transfers of data are conducted in accordance with relevant laws in order to ensure adequate protection. Where we transfer data outside the EEA, other than to Switzerland, we have included in our contracts with the relevant third parties the standard contractual data protection clauses approved by the European Commission for transferring personal information outside the EEA (these are the clauses approved under Article 46.2 of the General Data Protection Regulation, which is the relevant data protection law).
You can find out further information about the rules on data transfers outside the EEA, including the mechanisms that we rely upon, on the European Commission website here https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection_en.
Most of our Services are not specifically targeted at children. Where the Services are being used by children under the age of 16, we recommend parents and guardians regularly clear their browser cache and/or browsing history to clear cookies. Please see our Cookies Policy for more information.
For some Services however it may be possible for those under the age of 16 to register an account and access games and other content (with parental or guardian consent). Where children under 16 sign up and use our Services, their account is limited to those aspects of the Services which we deem appropriate for children.
If you are under 16 and have signed up to use any of our Services, we will only collect and process the following limited data about you:
If you are under the age of 16 and in the EEA, your email address is encrypted. This means that your email address will be put into a secret code, so no one can use it, including us.
As your email address is encrypted, we are not able to contact you by email after registration for any purpose, including to send service emails or promotional offers.
If you would like to review or amend your child's information, ask to have it deleted, and/or refuse to allow any further collection or use of your child's information, then please send an email to our Data Protection Officer at email@example.com. Please be sure to include your email address and a telephone number where we can reach you. To protect your child's privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting you access to the information that we collect and maintain about your child.
We recommend that parents take the time to communicate and educate their children about Internet Safety. Please see the Miniclip Internet Safety webpage for information on Internet Safety: https://www.miniclip.com/games/page/en/internet-safety/
If you no longer wish for us to use your data, please get in touch. Please note that this may affect the provision of our Services to you, for example, you may not be able to enter any competitions or make any in game purchases.
You have the right to ask us to amend or update any of your data which is out of date or incorrect, or change the way we may use your data.
You also have the right to ask us to delete any personal information which we are holding about you. You can also object to our processing of data about you, and we will consider any valid objections which you raise. In certain circumstances we may not be able to stop using your personal data but, if that is the case, we'll let you know and tell you why.
If you wish to opt out of receiving any promotional emails or newsletters you can do so by clicking on the "unsubscribe here" link at the bottom of each email. To change or delete push notifications, visit the settings section on your device and select the appropriate setting, or change the settings on your browser if you are accessing any of our websites.
If you have an account with us, in certain games, you can view and edit your profile to change the settings in order to prevent others being able to add you as a friend.
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right to ask us to provide you with copies of personal data that we hold about you at any time. Please contact us by emailing email@example.com.
Miniclip SA has designated Miniclip (UK) Limited as its representative in the European Union, who can be contacted at Miniclip at Legal Department, Miniclip (UK) Limited, Holborn Gate, 326-330 High Holborn, London WC1V 7PP.
If you are not satisfied with the way your query or complaint is handled by Miniclip, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are still unhappy, you may refer your complaint to your local data protection regulator. For example, in the United Kingdom this is the Information Commissioner’s Office and in Switzerland it is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).
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This page was last updated on 24th May 2018.